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Iron behaving badly: inappropriate iron chelation as a major contributor to the aetiology of vascular and other progressive inflammatory and degenerative diseases

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Genomics, January 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 1,167)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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4 blogs
twitter
77 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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403 Dimensions

Readers on

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556 Mendeley
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15 CiteULike
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Title
Iron behaving badly: inappropriate iron chelation as a major contributor to the aetiology of vascular and other progressive inflammatory and degenerative diseases
Published in
BMC Medical Genomics, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1755-8794-2-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Douglas B Kell

Abstract

The production of peroxide and superoxide is an inevitable consequence of aerobic metabolism, and while these particular 'reactive oxygen species' (ROSs) can exhibit a number of biological effects, they are not of themselves excessively reactive and thus they are not especially damaging at physiological concentrations. However, their reactions with poorly liganded iron species can lead to the catalytic production of the very reactive and dangerous hydroxyl radical, which is exceptionally damaging, and a major cause of chronic inflammation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Chile 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
New Zealand 2 <1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Other 9 2%
Unknown 518 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 86 15%
Researcher 85 15%
Student > Bachelor 71 13%
Student > Master 57 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 42 8%
Other 137 25%
Unknown 78 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 147 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 92 17%
Chemistry 38 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 5%
Neuroscience 23 4%
Other 125 22%
Unknown 103 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 78. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2022.
All research outputs
#427,677
of 21,802,481 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Genomics
#8
of 1,167 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,735
of 132,464 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Genomics
#1
of 37 outputs
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